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Old 12-21-2011, 06:01 PM   #1
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Engine removal, rebuild progress

well , I'm pulling my 4.6 out of my 2002 mustang GT. I had a slight knock , I'm assuming a rod bearing. I'm going to beef it up a little and throw a set of cams in with some forged internals. I am by no means a mechanic , so this will be the most challenging thing I've ever done , so when I ask dumb questions don't laugh :/
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Old 12-21-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
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I got the TB, intake and wiring harness off the top. I am working underneath tomm. I started to try and take off the steering pump , but the bottom line is tight as hell. hopefully get that off and a/c compressor off with the rest of the wiring tomm. I'm planning on pulling motor and tranny together.

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Old 12-21-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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hey just some thought.

when i take something apart i use ziplock bags perferably with the white srtipe to mark them.and i bag all the bolts for each part seperatly.
stay organized .dont get in a hurry and start tossing parts everywhere.especially if its gonna take a while.when u go to put it back together its a pita to find everything when this happen.
its also a good idea to mark you wiring harnesses so u know where each one goes back.

these are just a few things i do when i tear something apart and i know theres a chance i may not remember where everything goes

good luck on your project
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thanks , I think I read on here to do that , so I did. I am staying really organized for a easy install. i like taking things apart from above , it's underneath I hate ..
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I don't know if you are out of a/c coolant, but heads up if your not that stuff is going blow right in your face (happened to me when I did it) lol. I recommend glasses and gloves. Good luck.
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I don't know if you are out of a/c coolant, but heads up if your not that stuff is going blow right in your face (happened to me when I did it) lol. I recommend glasses and gloves. Good luck.
when I take the compressor off ? cause that's on the books for tomm. did you have a hard time getting the power steering pump off ?
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Yep I was referring to the compressor. Sorry I have never pulled my engine out I may need to down the road 167000 miles on my big blue =-/ but I have ripped out my full a/c to save some weight and hp. So I really couldn't tell about the power steering but it seems straight forward
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Yep I was referring to the compressor. Sorry I have never pulled my engine out I may need to down the road 167000 miles on my big blue =-/ but I have ripped out my full a/c to save some weight and hp. So I really couldn't tell about the power steering but it seems straight forward
oh , well thanks for the heads up on the compressor
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Power steering is the biggest pita in the world. One of the bolts can only be loosened and tightened with a wrench like a quarter of a turn at a time so just be patient with it and you'll get it out. Ac compressor is cake like 3 long bolts and it's off. Good luck. I pulled my engine not to long ago and rebuilt it as well.
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Power steering is the biggest pita in the world. One of the bolts can only be loosened and tightened with a wrench like a quarter of a turn at a time so just be patient with it and you'll get it out. Ac compressor is cake like 3 long bolts and it's off. Good luck. I pulled my engine not to long ago and rebuilt it as well.
awesome, how did your build turn out ? any pointers would be greatly appreciated. make sure and follow my thread
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3 bolts for ac. Leave compressor hanging. Power steering four bolts leave hanging also. Two big connectors for wiring harness of engine and trans on passenger side firewall so dont have to disconnect everything. Easiest way is have car way up in air and drop entire k member
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3 bolts for ac. Leave compressor hanging. Power steering four bolts leave hanging also. Two big connectors for wiring harness of engine and trans on passenger side firewall so dont have to disconnect everything. Easiest way is have car way up in air and drop entire k member
what would I hang the steering pump by? do I not have to take that bottom line completely off ? I think the reservoir hose is the only other thing connected to it. or will the bolt about that bottom line cone off without removing the line?
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A bungee cord will work. Dont take the line off just wrench it out. Take all other bolts out of it first and it will come down
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A bungee cord will work. Dont take the line off just wrench it out. Take all other bolts out of it first and it will come down
good , I will do that tomm. I been fighting w that damn line all day. thanks man
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got the power steering pump off , and the a/c comp. I know this seems slow but I'm only working on it when I have a spare minute. if I am pulling the tranny and the motor together do I still need to remove the starter ?
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No, I would but you don't need to, just make sure you disconnect all the wires!
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hey just some thought.

when i take something apart i use ziplock bags perferably with the white srtipe to mark them.and i bag all the bolts for each part seperatly.
stay organized .dont get in a hurry and start tossing parts everywhere.especially if its gonna take a while.when u go to put it back together its a pita to find everything when this happen.
its also a good idea to mark you wiring harnesses so u know where each one goes back.

these are just a few things i do when i tear something apart and i know theres a chance i may not remember where everything goes

good luck on your project
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Also when I remove something ill tread the bolts back where they go...
I.e when I removed the trans I put the bolts back..helps when bolts are different lengths!.
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And its cool you're posting as you go!...good luck with the rebuild!!.
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thanks guys . I'm really having a goodtime with this project. should be able to get more done after christmas is out of the way.

I guess I will just leave the starter on then. I will make sure to unhook the wires, I gotta finish unhooking all the tranny lines and stuff too.
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Also do you have a haynes or chilton catalog?...they are a real big help!..even when I know how to do something I'll refer to it for the order in which to remove and reinstall!...I notice alot when im over confident in somethin ill skip a step in between so I just open the book to remind me
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lol, I don't have one yet, but I am for sure getting one this weekend. ive got to go pick up a engine stand as well.
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Also do you have a haynes or chilton catalog?...they are a real big help!..even when I know how to do something I'll refer to it for the order in which to remove and reinstall!...I notice alot when im over confident in somethin ill skip a step in between so I just open the book to remind me
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+1 mine has many greasy pages.lol
Haha yup pages are falling out of mine!..
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Subscribed....I wanna see this process unfold so I will know what to expect. Won't need this for a while (only 72k on my baby) but still wanna know!
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Re: Engine removal, rebuild progress

94,000 miles on mine, how many miles before it started to knock?
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94,000 miles on mine, how many miles before it started to knock?
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